“Blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called the children of God.” Jesus I am not going to rehash the tragic events from the past weekend other than to say please pray for Gabrielle Giffords and all the others, for their healing and for their families. I am going to talk about hateful words and … More Peacemakers???


It didn’t take long in the new year for someone to frustrate me with their toxic mix of religion and politics.  Case in point.  At yesterday’s “Constitutional Reading” during the swearing-in ceremonies, a “birther” (someone who doesn’t believe that Barack Obama was born in the United States, yells out “Except Obama, except Obama!” as Article 2 section 1 … More “…HELP US JESUS!”

day 65…

The more  i think about “church” the more detached i feel. i guess that is not a good thing. but there exists such a dichotomy that i do not know if there ever can be an integration. these are the issues for the average american evangelical church… rabid patriotism, abortion, prayer/bible reading in school, homosexual agenda in general, gay marriage … More day 65…

the 49th day

i have realized that some of what i am questioning and sharing could lead to my being asked to resign for my position of elder in my church. i thought about that today. At first i thought that maybe i need to pull back and not be so vocal. Maybe couch my words in a soothing … More the 49th day